The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle audiobook

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

By Howard Pyle
Read by Simon Vance

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200108404

  • ISBN: 9798200108398

  • ISBN: 9798200108411

Runtime: 9.56 Hours
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In merry England, in the time of old, when good King Henry the Second ruled the land, there lived within the green glades of Sherwood Forest near Nottingham Town a famous outlaw whose name was Robin Hood.

No archer ever lived that could speed a gray goose shaft with such skill and cunning as his, nor were there ever such yeomen as the seven score merry men that roamed with him through the greenwood shades. He stole from the rich and gave to the poor, and in so doing became an undying symbol of virtue.

But most important, Robin Hood and his band of merry men offer young audiences more than enough adventure and thrills to keep them listening intently. Filled with action, villains, and surprises, who could resist the arrows flying, danger lurking, and medieval intrigue?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Vance’s proper British accent and sprightly pacing keep the action humming. Robin Hood sounds like a born leader who is also full of fun and high jinks, and the sheriff’s tones make him seem sufficiently underhanded. Various greedy clergymen are characterized as sly and insincere. Vance appropriately handles songs in the text by singing a line or two and then reading the remaining lyrics in a lilting rhythm. Not just for kids, this audio holds adult appeal as well.” Booklist (audio review)

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Author

Author Bio: Howard Pyle

Author Bio: Howard Pyle

Howard Pyle (1853–1911), author and illustrator, was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Inspired as a child by Grimm’s German Fairy Tales and The Arabian Nights, he decided as an adult to write and illustrate stories for children. After some success contributing to children’s magazines, he became famous with his book The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood of Great Renown in Nottinghamshire. He also wrote and illustrated historical romances and fairy stories. Having studied painting at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia, he was one of the most influential illustrators of his time, known for his imagination and detail. He also taught painting and wrote many stories for young people, illustrating his own works.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 9.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English